Mayawati to Supports Mamata Banerjee over Kolkata Violence
Energizing behind West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati on May 16 said the Trinamool Congress chief was being focused as a major aspect of a trick to occupy consideration from disappointments of the Modi government.
"It is currently certain that under the present Chief Election Commissioner, the Lok Sabha polls are not being held in an absolutely free and reasonable way," the previous Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister told journalists in Lucknow.
The Election Commission of India (ECI) diminished battling in West Bengal under strain from the Central government, she claimed.
On Wednesday, the ECI requested that battling in nine West Bengal voting demographics be ceased at 10 p.m. on Thursday, multi-day before its booked due date, in the wake of violence among BJP and Trinamool workers in Kolkata on Tuesday.
The request said it was conveyed to the notice of the Commission that there have been developing episodes of disturbance and violence amid the political battles and parades in the State amid the elections.
The ECI summoned Article 324 of the Constitution to shorten the crusading for the last period of the election on May 19.
The constituencies where campaigning has been curtailed are Dum, Barasat, Basirhat, Jaynagar, Mathurapur, Diamond Harbor, Jadavpur, Kolkata Dakshin, and Kolkata Uttar.
Deputy Election Commissioner Chandra Bhushan Kumar had said it was out of the blue that such a move had been made utilizing the established forces of the Election body.
Kolkata saw far-reaching violence amid BJP president Amit Shah's enormous roadshow in the city. A bust of nineteenth-century Bengali symbol Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar was vandalized amid the violence.